Born to Play?

At least two companies have begun selling tests that claim to help determine if a child is genetically programmed to play a certain sport, says The Washington Post's Rob Stein. The companies say their tests can set children on a course to playing a sport for which they have "innate skills" and could get scholarships, Stein adds.

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